Surroundings of Amsterdam​: Countryside Cheese Markets Windmills Villages Flowers

Welcome to the Amsterdam countryside! Here you can find some of the Netherlands’ most beautiful and unique places. From the picturesque Zaanse Schans to the quaint villages of Volendam and Marken, to the lush fields of Broek in Waterland, and the colourful flower fields, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

This area is known for its postcard-perfect windmills, traditional architecture and friendly locals. Take a trip to the Zaanse Schans and explore the traditional Dutch landscape, or perhaps visit the Volendam and Marken, two fishing villages with stunning views of the IJsselmeer.

For a more rural experience, Broek in Waterland offers a peaceful escape, with its lush countryside and canals. And if you’re visiting during the spring, be sure to take a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens, where you can marvel at the vibrant flower fields.

No matter what you’re looking for, it’s sure to be found in the countryside around Amsterdam. So come and explore the best of what the Dutch countryside has to offer.


Our favorite activities

The Netherlands is known for its vibrant cities, but the countryside around Amsterdam has a lot to offer as well! From the charming Zaanse Schans to the serene flower fields, the area surrounding Amsterdam is full of attractions that are sure to capture your heart. Whether you‘re looking for a quiet escape or an exciting day trip, there‘s something for everyone here.

Volendam is one of the most popular destinations, featuring a traditional Dutch fishing village and a beautiful harbor. Then there‘s Marken, a picturesque island with a rich history and breathtaking views. If you‘re feeling adventurous, you can explore Broek in Waterland, a little village surrounded by canals, or the colourful flower fields of Lisse.

No matter what you‘re looking for, there‘s something for everyone in the countryside around Amsterdam. So don‘t miss out on the beauty and charm of this unique part of the Netherlands!


  • From Amsterdam: Transfer to Keukenhof plus entrance
  • Discover the most beautiful Spring garden
  • Stay as long as like in the Instagram hotspot
  • Price: From € 42,50
  • From Amsterdam: Transfer to the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Visit a windmill, enjoy the cheese and take a selfie in clogs
  • Free map plus discounts
  • Price: From € 25,00


  • Enjoy the best cheese in Holland
  • Discover the charms of the Dutch countryside a
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken
  • Price: From € 39,00


  • 8.5 hr bus tour by luxury coach
  • Entrance ticket to the Keukenhof
  • Behind-the-scenes tulip farm visit
  • Price: From € 84,50
  • The flower and Keukenhof Specialist
  • All you need to know about Keukenhof
  • Grade-A Tulips and Bulbs
  • Tips, Tricks and Flower tours
  • See ‘Little Venice’ of the Netherlands
  • A cute car-free village!
  • Full-day guided tour from Amsterdam
  • Price: From € 79,00

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